The French and English First-Books, Or, the Rudiments of French and English Grammar Combined; With Exercises for Reading and Translation

The French and English First-Books, Or, the Rudiments of French and English Grammar Combined; With Exercises for Reading and Translation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...to which the /' relates. Feminine. SINGULAR. PLURAL. Nom. elle, she. elles, they. Gen. d'elle, of her. d'elles, of them. Dat. lui, a elle, to her. leur, a elles, to them. Acc. la, 1', her. les, them. WITH REFERENCE TO ANIMALS AND THINGS. SINGULAR. PLURAL. Nom. il, elle, it. ils, elles, they. Gen. en, of it en, of them. Dat. y, lui, to it. y, leur, to them. Acc. le, la, V, it les, them. The Thirty-third Lesson.--La Trente4roisilme Lecon. PLACE OP THE PRONOUNS. You have said that the French personal pronouns when in the direct regimen, that is, in the accusative case, are placed before the verb, although in English they follow it; as, je vous aime, I love you. They are placed before the verb, except in the second person singular, and in the first and second persons plural, of the imperative mood, used affirmatively. Where, now, are the French pronouns placed with respect to the verb, if they are in the indirect regimen; that is, if they have a pre-' position before them, or must be translated with a preposition before them, in English? The rule is, that pronouns in the indirect regimen must follow verbs; as, il parl e de vous he speaks of you. Is there not an important exception to this rule? Yes: the first of the two forms of the dative of the personal pronouns, which always requires or admits the word to before it, when rendered into English, is placed before and not after the verb; as, il me parle, he speaks to me. Semaine, f., week. Eu, had. Hier, yesterday. Dit, said, told. Mois, m., month. J'Mais, I was. Que, what, whom. Tu etais, thou wast Aime, loved. II etait, he was. Parle, spoken. Nous etions, we were. Frappe, struck.. Vous etiez, you were. Ete, been. lis Staient, they were. Aimez-vous le petit garcon? Je l'aime....show more

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  • 185.4 x 243.8 x 1mm | 45.36g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236548892
  • 9781236548894